Donna Smith Darrell

Provincially Appointed Board Member

Donna Smith Darrell is an African Nova Scotian of Black Loyalist descent born and raised in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

Donna is a retired registered nurse/nurse practitioner with experience in developmental pediatrics and cancer care at the community level. She is the past co-President of the Health Association of African Canadians (HAAC), is a non-profit health association based in Nova Scotia. Donna is interested in health issues that impact people of African descent.

She has volunteered for numerous community organizations including: Children’s Aid Society, Epilepsy Nova Scotia, YMCA, Junior League of Halifax and her church. She has received multiple community awards including: WP Oliver Community Leadership Award, Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health, East Preston Congress of Black Women Recognition award, The Black Professional Women’s award and the Y.M.C.A Award for Volunteerism